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Tue
19
Jul

Cordell Council Accepts Resignation Of Police Chief

Following an Executive Session which lasted less than the expected 30 minutes at their meeting on Monday, July 18, 2016, the Cordell City Council accepted the resignation of Cordell Chief of Police Daniel Allen. Allen also serves in the elected position of City Marshal and his letter of resignation included that post as well. 

 

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Tue
19
Jul

Florence Hospital Once Largest Hospital In State

By Vicki Salley

After graduating from the University of Missouri medical school in Kansas City, Missouri, Doctor A.H. Bungardt practiced medicine there for a few months before coming to Cordell. Dr. Bungardt located here through a friend, Dr. Enoch Porter. On December 11, 1902, Dr. Porter sold him his practice for a $100 note. Dr. Bungardt opened his first office in the real estate office of A.J. Johnson on East Main street. 

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Tue
19
Jul

The Cordell Chamber

 The Cordell Chamber Yard of the week goes to Makenzie Houghland, 15-year-old daughter of Kevin and Debra Hougland. Makenzie works very hard to keep her yard beautiful. “She deserves the Yard of the Week award!” said Chamber member Karen White. “If you see her, give her a pat on the back for a job well done!” 

 

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Tue
12
Jul

Local Church Sponsors Back To School Clothing Drive

With just over a month until the first day of school, the Harvest Foster Kids program of Cordell is having a Back To School “new” clothing drive. The Harvest Foster Kids program helps meet the clothing needs for six counties in stern Oklahoma, including Washita, Beckham, Custer, Roger Mills, Ellis, and Kiowa.    

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Tue
12
Jul

Cordell Board Of Education Approves Certified And Support Contracts

At their meeting on Monday, July 11, 2016, the Cordell Board of Education approved a new policy for the Child Nutrition program and the contracts of certified and support personnel. The new Child Nutrition policy requires parents to prepay for student lunches/breakfast, and food chosen a la carte.   

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Tue
12
Jul

Sales Tax Collections Drop In Most Communities In The Area

The June distribution of sales tax collections by the Oklahoma Tax Commission primarily represents local tax receipts from April business. In Washita County communities, only Cordell and Rocky showed an increase in collections over the same period in 2015, although in both cases the increases were slight.  

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Tue
12
Jul

Hopper Pleads No Contest To Charges

According to documents at the Washita County Courthouse, Buddy William Hopper, 48, Sentinel, made a plea of nolo contendere (no contest) to two charges of Lewd Or Indecent Proposals Or Acts To Child Under 16 and one charge of Failure To Register As Sex Offender. The plea came as part of court proceedings on Thursday, July 7, 2016. Hopper was sentenced to 25 years in the custody of the Department of Corrections on each of the Lewd Acts charges and five years on the Failure To Register charge, all of the time to be served concurrently.  

Tue
12
Jul

“New” Post Office Opened On March 17, 1937

By Vicki Salley

While researching information about the swimming pool I came across an old article in The Beacon about the opening of the new post office. Since I did not grow up around here I didn’t know our post office has not always been where it is now. On Wednesday, July 1, 1936, excavation work was started on the new post office building site for the city of Cordell.  

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Tue
12
Jul

Keith’s Butcher Shops Brings Home OTMPA Wins

Keith and Erin Schneberger kept claiming championships at the Oklahoma Texas Meat Processors Association annual conference held in Stillwater last month. Owners of two Keith’s Butcher Shops, the Schnebergers received one Grand Champion, two Reserve Champions, and five Champions.  

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Tue
05
Jul

Administrator Gives Report To Cordell City Council

At the meeting of the Cordell City Council and related Authorities held on Tuesday, July 5, 2016, City Administrator J.C. Moser gave the following report:
“GENERAL MEETING
1. The Street department was busy the week of June 20th - 24th picking up large items and limbs. With the wind storm on June 28th many limbs were blown down so the street department will work through the city picking up limbs the week of July 5th - 8th. This will give residents the long weekend to place them by the curb.
 

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